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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Roberts (1938-1998)

Broadcaster.

Born at 1 August 1938, he began a life in broadcasting in Spring 1958 as an announcer with radio station CFRY in Portage la Prairie. Over the next year he moved successively to CFPA in Port Arthur, Ontario and CKRM in Regina, Saskatchewan. From 1961 to 1975 he worked with CKY and CKY-TV in Winnipeg. In the 1980s he worked as a newscaster at CJOB in Winnipeg and also worked for Native Communications Inc. in Thompson, Manitoba. He was a volunteer news reader with the nostalgia radio station CKVN. He spent seven years as a track announcer at Assiniboia Downs and was a reporter at the Winnipeg Tribune for a period. He worked as a real estate agent for five years prior to his death at Winnipeg on 23 April 1998. He was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 April 1998, page C8.

“They are gone, but not forgotten”, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1998, page A4.

Page revised: 25 October 2009

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